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Poster: William Tell Date: Nov 7, 2006 9:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: 73: better than I thought...

Newcomer gets side tracked while looking for 11-11-73 as advised (thanks Ashes et al.)...Found 11-14-73, which has a great jam (70 min: Truckin--Other One--Eyes--and more) with some of the energy and drive I crave (again, my standard would be an Eleven from Aug or Oct 68, or Feb 69). My initial reaction is that I really miss the organ, though I do like what Keith and Jerry do at a number of points...Not to rehash a very worn thread (ie, 68-71 era Dead relative to all latter day Dead), but I can't get past the transition (a bit disappointing to me) in jams from the early time to anything post 71 or so. If any of you have what you might consider "high energy" (pounding? driving?) jams from 75 or later, please keep the suggestions coming. Sorry in advance if my recent arrival at the forum requires a bit of effort on the "education front" from you all...

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Poster: AshesRising Date: Nov 7, 2006 11:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 73: better than I thought...

Hello again: I misinterpreted your post. I can give you a couple of examples for shows and let you take it from there:
1977-11-06(Broome County):
St.Stephen>NotFadeAway>WharfRat>St.Stephen>Truckin'

1977-09-03 (Englishtown,NJ)Mississippi Half-Step; He's Gone >Not Fade Away (transition from silence to ???) - (Dick's Pick but try to get it from somebody here; even the tape sounds better)

If the Broome County example doesn't steal the face right off your head then you will probably want to stick with your Pigpen era high-octane material. --- AshesRising

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Poster: William Tell Date: Nov 7, 2006 12:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 73: better than I thought...

Great leads--thanks. Just thinking about it, "talking" about it, and hunting them down with anticipation is a good time. When I was seeing them at Winterland (70s) it wasn't as intimate as the days of the Orchid Doctor (if only!), but not the mega shows of the 80s and 90s, and the jams still had some high powered moments...just having trouble finding them now.

Really appreciate you sticking with me on this. Hope you're having a good voting day, regardless of your take on that issue.

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Poster: Old_NJ_Head_Zimmer Date: Nov 7, 2006 2:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 73: better than I thought...

Try 8-6-74 Playin > Scarlet > Playin has some driving moments

Try 2-15-73 Dark Star > Eyes > China Doll The Phil/Jerry transition from DS to Eyes is interesting to say the least.

There are a lot of late 73 missing from the archive now - 12/6/73 - even 12/12/73 all have powerful jams, and it is no coincidence that Phil is always full force on these nights. 9/11/73 Dark Star > Dew it just goes on....

6/28/74 - is a DP and has what many consider "The" best 30+ minutes of improv the boys ever played

Dick said 73 was in his opinion the best and most interesting year the band ever had, I just happen to agree.
74 and late 72 are right there.

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Poster: north bound train Date: Nov 7, 2006 5:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 73: better than I thought...

I concur -- I really enjoy '73/'74. I really enjoyed the side track into 11/14/73, what a beauty.

Regarding the piano v. organ, when Bruce hit the scene, I found the grand piano to be such a compliment to the band's sound, one that was missing during the eighties, and the synth'd piano just doesn't cut it for me, nothing like hammers banging those big, long strings.

That being said, I love what Brent brought to the band, and I really enjoy his vocals. Just more of a traditionalist I guess.

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Poster: jhender501 Date: Nov 7, 2006 8:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 73: better than I thought...


I'm on a real 73 kick right now. Getting as much as I can.



Jim

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Poster: cush11 Date: Nov 7, 2006 10:23am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 73: better than I thought...

Just about anything from May '77 is good...

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